Accession Number:

AD0677472

Title:

IITRI 10 TON 1968 SHOT SERIES

Descriptive Note:

Technical progress rept. no. 20

Corporate Author:

UNDERWATER SYSTEMS INC ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

1968-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Two 10 ton charges composed of slurry type explosives designed to be detonated underwater were detonated on February 16 and 21 GMT 1968. The explosives were housed in a container specially designed by IIT Research Institute. Shot number 1 detonated at 1,825 feet and decended with a terminal velocity of 18.9 ftsec. Shot number 2 detonated at 3,025 feet and decended with a terminal velocity of 18.8 ftsec. The charges had a yield equivalent to 12 to 13 tons of TNT on an energy basis. The bubble pulse period for these charges was equivalent to 21 tons of TNT.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE